Hop along the Web with many different kinds of cuddly amphibians! Animated green dancing frogs, talking toads, and more are waiting for you on the electronic pond at http:// www.cs.yale.edu/homes/sjl/froggy.html You can also learn more about frogs from real herpetoculturists (frog scientists) Take a splash in the World Wide Web pond, and find a froggy friend today! (This site is no longer available.)
The Banff National Park home page allows you to trailblaze through all of the sights and sounds of the Canadian Rockies. Listen to the elk and the wolf as you ski the moguls of the most awesome range in Canada. Trek back 12,000 years and experience life in this Canadian wilderness at the end of the last ice age. Head due north to http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/index_e.asp and take a video voyage of the breathtaking vistas of Banff. (This site is no longer available.)
This is a HOT Web site where you can explore volcanoes, and a volcanologist will answer your questions and offer news about recent eruptions. Where does lava come from? How do volcanologists predict eruptions? Walk to http://volcano.oregonstate.edu and watch your step around the treacherous crater's edge!
Dear Amy: I am having trouble finding a good index of WWW sites. What are your favorite indices and where can I find them? Bill, San Diego, CA
Dear Bill: There are several excellent indices of WWW sites. My favorites are Yahoo at http:// www.yahoo.com/ and The WWW Virtual Library at http://www.w3.org/pub/DataSources/bySubject/Overview.html. (The Virtual Library is now located at http://vlib.org/Overview.html.) These indices contain thousands of listings of Web sites from around the world. You might also like to use a search engine such as the Webcrawler to locate topics like "dogs" or "bridges." A search engine allows the user to type in the name of a topic and the computer searches the Internet for information about your topic.
Dear Amy: It seems that it would be really great if my whole town were connected to the Internet. I could find out the time of my next soccer game or order lunch from my favorite restaurant. Do you think this will ever happen in my lifetime? Sue, Sheridan, WY
Dear Sue: The whole town of Blacksburg, Virginia has connected to the Internet just as you have suggested. You can see it at http:// www.bev.net/ but I don't think that the local restaurants will deliver to you in Wyoming.